Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi

Highest Rated: 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Wasted Times (2016)

Birthday: Feb 9, 1979

Birthplace: Beijing, China

A delicately beautiful Chinese actress, Ziyi Zhang first caught the attention of filmgoers at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival with her debut performance as a young girl who falls in love with a schoolteacher in director Zhang Yimou's acclaimed drama, "The Road Home" (1999). Her strong performance and the rumors of a romance with Yimou led many Asian journalists to dub the newcomer "little Gong Li," after the director's former leading lady, whom he helped raise to prominence in the United States. Within months, she enjoyed a further career boost when the martial arts romance "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000) premiered at Cannes. Her performance as the headstrong Jen Wu, a sheltered aristocrat with a taste for adventure, anchored the movie and demonstrated her astonishing range, while stealing the thunder from stars Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat. Already one of the biggest stars in China - and the frequent subject of many tabloids in her native land - Zhang reached mainstream success in America with "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005), a role that earned her widespread critical acclaim and the rare opportunity to become a high-profile Chinese actress in the United States.

Highest rated movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Road Home
House of Flying Daggers
The Grandmaster
Dangerous Liaisons
Rush Hour 2




42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Ilene Chen/Dr. Ling (Character) $110.5M 2019
33% 80% The Climbers Unknown (Character) $482.4K 2019
21% 42% The Cloverfield Paradox Tam (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run for Love Su Leqi (Character) - 2016
20% 77% The Wasted Times Xiao Lu (Character) $348.9K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crossing Unknown (Character) - 2014
78% 59% The Grandmaster Gong Er (Character) $6.6M 2013
50% 43% My Lucky Star Sophie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2012
68% 54% Dangerous Liaisons Du Fenyu (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love for Life Shang Qinqin (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 40% Love for Life (Til Death Do Us Part) (Mo shu wai zhuan) Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 63% Sophie's Revenge Sophie (Character),
- 2009
33% 25% Horsemen Kristin Spitz (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 62% Forever Enthralled Meng Xiaodong (Character) - 2008
34% 60% TMNT Karai (Voice) $54.1M 2007
42% 60% The Banquet Empress Wan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 57% Princess Raccoon Tanukihime (Character) - 2005
35% 83% Memoirs of a Geisha Sayuri Nitta (Character) $57.0M 2005
No Score Yet 77% Mo li hua kai (Jasmine Women) Unknown (Character) - 2004
86% 85% 2046 Bai Ling (Character) $261.5K 2004
87% 82% House of Flying Daggers Mei (Character) $11.0M 2004
No Score Yet 71% My Wife Is a Gangster 2 The Triad Boss (Character) - 2003
43% 45% Purple Butterfly Cynthia/Ding Hui (Character) $16.1K 2003
No Score Yet 78% The Warrior Unknown (Character) - 2002
94% 87% Hero Moon (Character) $53.6M 2002
52% 74% Rush Hour 2 Hu Li (Character) $226.1M 2001
20% 35% The Legend of Zu Joy (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Musa Princess Bu-yong (Character) - 2001
97% 86% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jen Yu/Jiao Long (Character) $128.1M 2000
89% 90% The Road Home Zhao Di (Young) (Character) $1.3M 1999